New fund-raising calendar for dog rescue group

A new canine inspired calendar has gone on sale to raise money for the rehabilitation of rescued dogs.

The Three Counties Dog Rescue Calendar 2019 was produced with the help of a £150 Ward Member Grant from South Kesteven District Councillor Jane Kingman. 

The charity hopes it will add a valuable contribution to its work rehabilitating, neutering, microchipping and vaccinating animals prior to rehoming. 

Cllr Kingman said: "The money raised by the calendar will contribute to supporting the rehoming of over 200 dogs and cats each year. It's a lovely keepsake for any animal lover! This is a long-standing charity which needs to raise around £200,000 each year, so every little bit definitely helps." 

All work involving rehoming is done entirely by voluntary and unpaid helpers. The only costs are kennelling and veterinary fees, with a small amount spent on advertising. 

Gyll Mauchline, joint founder of Three Counties Dog Rescue, said: "As a charity we take in unwanted dogs and cats, rehabilitate them and try to find them new homes. We are also somewhere that people can come for help when they no longer wish to keep a pet, or can no longer cope with one. 

"The community benefits from having a source of healthy dogs and cats to adopt that will not be reproducing to add to the number of unwanted animals." 

The balance of the calendar costs comes from a competition to submit pet photos for the calendar, and sponsorship of its pages. 

Three Counties holds regular fund-raising events and donations are always welcome. Every penny raised goes directly to improving the lives of dogs and cats. The charity never puts down a healthy animal or turn any away, which means some elderly animals are kept in long term foster homes. 

There is also a charity shop in Bourne where people donate clothes, dog accessories and bric-a brac to sell. They are always on the lookout for volunteers to spend a few hours there helping out in a very friendly atmosphere. 

More information on the charity - or to buy a calendar - at threecountiesdogrescue.org 

Dog calendar grant picture

Pic caption:Gyll Mauchline and Cllr Jane Kingman at Three Counties Dog Rescue 

For media enquiries:Email the SKDC communications team at pr@southkesteven.gov.uk or call 01476 406498 or 406440.